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Underground City of the Dead Tour

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    Stop At: City of the Dead Tours, Edinburgh Scotland

    This tour ventures into the most haunted section of Edinburgh’s legendary Underground City, where a population once lived in utter misery. Black as Satan’s jammies, with a fascinating history to match, these vaults were forgotten for centuries and only recently unsealed.

    This part of the South Bridge Vaults is known as Damnation Alley. With good reason. These dark tunnels and are stalked by a malevolent presence known as the South Bridge Entity.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    St Giles' Cathedral, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RE, UK
    Departure Time
    8:00 PM
    1h 20m
    Return Details
    Niddry Street South, Niddry St S, Edinburgh, UK
    • Local, expert guide
    • Entry/Admission - City of the Dead Tours
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Language: English only
    • Age: Minimum 12
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Jamie our tour guide was a fantastic story teller. He set the scene before entering the vaults and gave us an amazing historical account of the city vaults and bridges. With a fab sense of humour, Jamie made us smile throughout his brilliant tour. Thoroughly recommend
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    Trix was an awesome guide, she clearly new the history of the area and had a genuine interest in what still goes on down there. I like that it’s pretty much untouched in the vaults we visited, very eerie.
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    I went in to this tour with my friends and we loved it. Our guide was Adam and he did an amazing job! All details were kept in mind with the clothes, the projection of his voice, and especially how he told the stories with different rhythms and voice changes. It was very scary
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    Amelia our guide was fabulous , great story teller. Made the history of the tour fun and interesting. A must for anyone looking to find out more about Edinburgh's dark side, spooky.
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    We did this tour and were looking forward to it, unfortunately it started late nothing could be done as filming was happening in Edinburgh at the time, so we had to wait around, the guide tried his best to entertain us, however once we got going we were told a ghost story that
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    About the operator
    By: City of the Dead Tours
    2,685 reviews
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    Beth M
    Fun, informative and great value for money!
    We had the pleasure of having our Double Dead tour led by Ian, who right from the start was friendly, entertaining
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    Alison H
    Winchester, United Kingdom
    Jamie our tour guide was a fantastic story teller. He set the scene before entering the vaults and gave us an
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    Amy V
    Creepy Vibes, Great Guides
    The double dead tour is the way to go for those looking for a good scary story to tell in the dark feel. Grant the
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    York, Pennsylvania
    Beware of McKenzie’s poltergeist!
    Scary! After learning the story of McKenzie’s poltergeist we were determined to see for ourselves. We chose this
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    Craig B
    Fun underground excursion on a cold, dark night
    The tour is fun and Kev, our guide, was funny and informative. Perfect for the dark and stormy nights!
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    Grenoble, France
    Funny but not scary at all!
    The nice thing about this tour is the funniest part of it, when you wait for a moment in a dark cave waiting for
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    Incredible visit
    We had an incredible time, Kenneth(?) our guide managed to navigate us between laugh and scare, between historical
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    This was just great, we saw so many hidden places and learnt about lots of stories, some are true some might only
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    Spooky fun
    Great fun. John the guide was fabulously weird, funny and informative. Would definately book with the City of the
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    Brisbane, Australia
    Authentic underground vault tour
    Trix was an awesome guide, she clearly new the history of the area and had a genuine interest in what still goes
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    Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
    Good fun and interesting!
    A good way to kill (?) an hour or so between dinner and drinks! No ghostly activity on our tour unfortunately - a
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    Simon H
    Awesome tour
    Me and the mrs really enjoyed the tour, our guide was david and he was the perfect mix of wierd and funny, had me
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    Adelaide, Australia
    So much fun
    Fascinating walk with lots of history weaved through with dark stories about Edinburgh’s forgotten people and a
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    Spooky but corny as well
    Very good tour into the locked area of the Greyfriars kirkyard. No ghosts were around on the night we visited. The
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    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Great ghost walk
    Booked the ghost walk following the excellent reviews. We were only in Edinburgh for a few nights and my 12 year
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    • Duration: 1h 20m
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    • Languages Offered: English
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